Those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik. (Bernard Shaw).
Not very hard to find such things in Dubrovnik, medieval town-pearl of South Dalmatia, a town of museums and festivals, the town of taverns and restaurants, the place of a mild Mediterranean climate and wonderful landscapes.
The marble streets of Dubrovnik are lined with baroque buildings punctuated by beautifully sculpted Renaissance fountains and facades.
In the 17th century (1667), Ragusa (the old name of Dubrovnik – and also the name of our first trip boat) suffered a massive earthquake which turned the city into scraps. In addition to all these, 1991 brought war time and transformed the citadel into a battle field. Somehow, it’s incredibly amazing how well preserved is everything, including repairs entirely into the same architectural style.
So I lost myself into the streets of old city searching for the old town spirit, hanging around the small narrow passages, on the city walls and waiting for my favourite part of the day, the “magic hour” of the sunset. And indeed, I never lived such sunset atmosphere never in my life prior to the Dalmatian Coast trip. We spent three nights in Camp Solitudo (two at the beginning of our trip and one at the end) and we highly recommend this camp, excellent services, 460Kuna (65Eur – 4 persons, one car, two tents), hot water, power supply, hot spot, etc. No charge for arriving after 2am into the night :), so we actually have been charged only for one night.
Our road to Croatia, passing through Serbia & Bosnia Herzegovina, was not as smooth as I previously thought, long waving sinuous way into the mountains, with two “speed exceed” tickets and three more passport control :). We reached Dubrobnik at 2am, mounting our tents near a funny hedgehog couple trying to mate. Next entire day was a beautiful walk through the citadel, as told you before...
Camping Dubrovnik Solitudo Contact Info:
Camping Solitudo*** Reservation centre • tel +385 20 448 249
firstname.lastname@example.org • fax +385 20 435 622 web: http://www.camping-adriatic.com/
More pictures from Dubrovnik here
More pictures from Split - Vodice - Camp Imperial here
More pictures from Zadar and Camp Ujce here
More pictures from Velebit - Jablanac here
More pictures from my blue laguna :) here
More pictures from Plitvice here
More pictures from Hvar here
More pictures from Tara Canyon - Muntenegru here
If you expected some usual resting holiday, don’t try our trip :) It was nice, funny, unpredictable, unplanned and affordable (around Eur550/person without feeling of missing anything)...for special details, give me a mail or a lemonade (I don’t drink coffee :) ) and I will tell you much more. I won’t bother you with boring details such as “what to visit/when visit ” as the internet is full of such details. Just hang around with a car and stop where you think might enjoy you...don’t waste too much time in commercial areas, as this country has much more to give in small villages next to the coast, meet people and ask about places, try fantastic fish food in hidden taverns and make it memorable!:) We did!